Drew McIntyre Had Been “Harassing Management For Years” Over Major UK Show

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Drew McIntyre says he harassed WWE management for years for them to bring a major show back to the UK.

In 2022 WWE brought Clash at the Castle to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales as it brought a stadium show to the UK for the first time in thirty years.

The main event saw Drew McIntyre challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship but despite being roared on by many of his compatriots, he was another star unable to dethrone Reigns thanks to the debuting Solo Sikoa.

Speaking on the Under The Ring podcast, Drew McIntyre explained how he fought to try and get WWE to bring a major show back to the UK:

“Man, it feels good to be right. I don’t like to say I told you so but… [laughs]. I had been harassing management for many, many years. When it came to the stadium show in the U.K, I’ve always known the passion for the UK fans, I knew that they would show up if they were getting something that was theirs and I know financially how good it would be for the company.

“Obviously that’s not my [place], it isn’t for me to say, ‘We should just do this’ because I don’t understand the logistics and that was the excuse I got initially. But when it got to the point where we were doing super shows in places like Australia, suddenly things like logistics and time difference raised my eyebrow. I said, ‘Okay, we really should be looking at this.’

“Eventually, I heard rumblings of the conversation of [the UK] maybe getting a stadium show and eventually, I was able to get involved and speak to the government. It was so cool to finally get a significant stadium show at Clash At The Castle, and also to be in the main event and to hear the fans.”

Is Drew McIntyre staying with WWE?

Drew McIntyre spent several months out of action following his appearance at WrestleMania 39 as speculation about his future in WWE ran wild. McIntyre himself has admitted there was some “smoke to the fire” regarding those rumours but he has now returned and is set to challenge GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam.

Despite his comeback, it remains unclear whether or not the Scottish star has signed a new contract with the company with his deal thought to expire in early 2024.

h/t Fightful